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Sep 22, 2012 5:00am PDT
strengthened. key senate races now favor democrats. virginia poll shows tim kane an 8% lead over george allen. quinnipiac shows tammy baldwin in wisconsin neck in neck for tommy thompson. tammy baldwin is running for the senate seed and that's after tammy baldwin was down by 9 points. a month ago the same poll showed her down 6 points. in connecticut senate race chris murphy leads linda mcmahon. in massachusetts, a race we'll talk about, elizabeth warren had the lead over scott brown in four over five polls. nate silver who forecasts the down ballot races and his 538 blog for "the new york times" wrote on thursday, the democrats' chances of controlling the senate have increased to 79 percent ners in the forecast up from 70% on tuesday. had we run the model a month ago based on polls from august 19th, the democrats' chances of maintaining senate control would have been listed at just 39%. in the house the democrats still have an uphill battle to win back the house. the average at the polls is they have an advantage on the generic congressional vote, that was not a case just a month ago. pretty
Sep 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
suburbs, for instance, or the virginia suburbs, although they have "the washington post" there, how much they're going to be reading newspapers and how much power the newspaper owners have. >> there's a lack of competition. we're live hello in a team where most media markets are one media newspaper market so the owner of the paper that's left standing has a disproportionate amount of pow ir. it's no that they don't have competition. it's that they can shape the news, not having to worry that a competitor will have an alternate set of facts, that a newspaper owner can feel more, i guess, more latitude to bake into the coverage what they want to bake into without fear that the competitor will call them out. there's also the issue where we think we're living in a time where there's a proliferation of news outlets. there are more and more that remain, television, radio, internet websites are basing their coverage on what's originally reported in a newspaper. the newspapers still have the moment amount of journalists on the ground. >> they're the first impression. i mean when you hear a story
Sep 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
it impossible to unionize. north carolina is also one of two states in the country, along with virginia, that makes it illegal for the state to collectively bargain with public sector workers. not surprisingly, north carolina has the loetest rate of unionization of any state in the country. the choice of charlotte prompted an outcry from many labor leaders who see it in the long litny of a front. some are even skipping the convention altogether. north carolina, of course, provides a model for what conservatives are trying to achieve in their sustained nationwide assault, a nation without unions. in fact, one of the proponents of that vision, nick a nikki ha awarded a a prime speaking spot in the republican national convention last week which she used to attack union leaders. >> we deserve a president who won't sacrifice american jobs and workers to pacify the union bosses that he counts as his political allies. >> you're not going to hear redric from the podium like that in charlotte this week, but that doesn't mean national democratic politicians have done a whole heck of a lot to aid
Sep 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
metaphorical. after campaigning yesterday in virginia, romney and his campaign had to find a flight home when the campaign plane was grounded due to technical problems. right now my story of the week, what the president didn't say in charlotte. this was, i think, my favorite moment in the president's speech on thursday night. >> my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet because climate change is not a hoax. more droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. they are a threat to our children's future, and in this election you can do something about it. >> a-fricking-men i say. it was hardly mentioned at all save for three references. so it meant a lot to hear it from the president's own lips. but there's also something distressing in that line, something that haunted me and the entire democratic convention. it was this part. >> and in this election, you can do something about it. >> and in this election, you can do something about it. after the spectacle of dysfunction and obstruction over the last two years, it's hard to take that proposition at face
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
john kerry called for rice to stay on. the republican party has severed ties with a virginia based consulting group it has paid $3 million to this year alone. the group is being investigated for voter fraud in nine counties in florida. right now, my story of the week. the republican bubble trap. if you follow politics, you've probably noticed that polling of the presidential election has swung quite decidedly in the president's favor over the last couple of weeks. the real clear politics polling average now has obama up 4.1 points over mitt romney in national poles. nate silver's prediction model put barack obama's odds of winning the election above 80% for the first time ever. swing state polling just this week seems to confirm the trend. a new quinnipiac "new york times" cbs poll shows surprisingly strong leads for the president. the galup tracking poll shows obama up six points. it's pretty hard to survey the polling data and not come to the conclusion that barack obama is beating mitt romney, that if the election were held today barack obama would win and that romney has a rela
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)